—Gatling Pea's Plants vs. Zombies Heroes description
- For other uses, see Gatling Pea (disambiguation).
Gatling Pea is a recurring character within the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. Similar to Repeater, he is multiple Peashooters in one, in this case, four Peashooters, firing four peas at a time rather than just one.
As of Plants vs. Zombies 3, Gatling Pea has appeared in seven games.
Like the other peashooting plants, he is based on the pea (Pisum sativum). His name and appearance are reference to the "gatling gun", one of the best known early rapid-fire weapons, invented by Richard Gatling.
His name is a combination of the words "gatling" referring to his appearance, and "pea" referring to how he is a peashooting plant.
- Main article: Gatling Pea (PvZ)
In the original Plants vs. Zombies game, as well as all Chinese spin-off games based on it, Gatling Pea is one of the first two upgrade plants that can be obtained, obtainable after beating Level 3-4 for $5000. He costs 250 sun and serves as an upgrade to Repeater, firing four peas rather than Repeater's two.
Gatling Pea stars as a playable plant in the Nintendo DS exclusive mini-game Air Raid, riding a Flower Pot airplane to go after Dr. Zomboss. His pot can be upgraded into a Pumpkin to guard against two hits and he can be upgraded into a Threepeater to fire in three directions, but still fires 4 peas per direction at the same speed.
- Main article: Gatling Pea (PvZ2C)
Gatling Pea next appears solely in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2, as a Promotional Premium plant, obtained by getting 10 of his Puzzle Pieces. He used to be only obtainable with money, but this has since been changed.
He once again fire 4 peas and cost 375 sun, no longer needing to be planted on top of a Repeater. When leveled up however, he has a chance to fire a pea at an angle, which can possibly hit zombies in other lanes, and his Plant Food effect has him fire 60 peas in three lanes.
- Main article: Gatling Pea (Spawnable)
Gatling Pea appears in all the shooter games as a Potted Plant, with Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville being his latest appearance.
Like his main game counterpart, he fires a burst of peas, but these are small rapid fire peas that deal low damage versus the heavier splash damage peas of Pea Cannons and Pea Repeaters. Oddly enough, his sticker calls him Pea Gatling instead of Gatling Pea, the term otherwise used for Peashooter's Pea Gatling ability.
- Main article: Pea line
Gatling Pea reappears in the Chinese-exclusive turn-based game Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars as the final plant in the Pea line, evolving from Peashooter and then from Repeater. Unlike other games, he attacks by firing three projectiles, and these projectiles are plasma balls and not peas.
His abilities include Pea Barrage, which simply damages the zombie closest to them, Fire Fighter, which deals 50% more damage if any member of the Stump line is in front of them, and Enlarging Mutation, which gives all normal attacks a chance to deal more damage.
Gatling Pea and the Pea line as a whole also serve as the flagship plant line for Brave type plants, and are one of the first plant lines the player unlocks in the game.
- Main article: Gatling Pea (PvZH)
Gatling Pea's latest appearance is in the turn-based mobile card game Plants vs. Zombies Heroes as the Mega-Grow Legendary of the Colossal Fossils set. He costs 5, has 5/4 along with Double Strike and is of the Pea tribe.
He was planned from the start of the game, appearing in the launch trailer and the game's code, originally costing 3 sun and having 6/6, but destroyed another Plant when played.
- He is currently the only plant to have been both an Upgrade plant and an Upgradeable plant in the main series.
- His appearance in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and fully upgraded Pea Pod are tied for firing the most amount of peas in the series, both firing 5.
- There is a similarly named ability for the Peashooter in the shooter series called Pea Gatling, which makes them more like a Gatling Pea.
- Despite not appearing in Plants vs. Zombies 2 with the exception of the Chinese version of the game, if a Peashooter or Repeater is fed Plant Food, it will put on a helmet and fire multiple peas at the same time, referencing this plant.